United National Congress to hold internal elections on December 6

United National Congress to hold internal elections  on December 6

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced December 6 as the date for the party’s internal elections. She made the announcement at a virtual meeting on Monday night. “Take notice that the UNC’s internal election to elect a new national executive for our party will […]

Voters need to remove Trump from office

Voters need to remove Trump from office

Voters need to remove Trump from office By Carlton Joseph Americans will go to the polls in the next two weeks in a deeply divided country. Four years of Trump’s Presidency and Republicans control of the Senate have resulted in a polarized political system, a broken judicial system, and a reckless Executive System.  What is […]

‘We urgently need to reimagine how we keep Ontarians safe ‘

‘We urgently need to reimagine how we keep  Ontarians safe ‘

Ottawa  Police Service Constable Daniel Montsion who repeatedly struck Abdirahman Abdi, a mentally ill Black man, during an arrest four years ago,  was cleared on manslaughter and assault charges on Tuesday after a judge found he could not conclusively say the blows significantly contributed to the man’s fatal heart attack. The death of Abdi sparked […]

Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep and workday productivity

Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep  and workday productivity

FOCUS ON HEALTH Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep and workday productivity During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night’s sleep and […]

‘No shows’ now requested to report to CBSA

‘No shows’ now requested to report to CBSA

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon ‘No shows’ now requested to report to CBSA In one of my coloumns last month, I highlighted a case of a woman from the Caribbean, who failed to report for removal arrangements. Years after being directed to leave Canada, she submitted a Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application, requesting special consideration based […]

Can mineral extraction ever be environmentally acceptable?

Can mineral extraction ever be environmentally acceptable?

By David Jessop In August, the price of gold reached a record high of US$2,073 per ounce. It did so as investors concerned about the impact of COVID-19, global economic instability, and falling bond yields, decided it was a safe haven. Coincidentally, the spike occurred as Guyana’s Stabroek News published an investigative report in collaboration […]

Sleeping with the elephant

Sleeping with the elephant

  EDITORIAL Sleeping with the elephant It was Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin’s father,who on a visit to Washington in 1969, said  that living next to the United States was like sleeping with an elephant. “No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast…one is affected by every twitch and grunt,” said the late prime […]

Cloth masks work only if you machine wash them after use

Cloth masks work only if you machine wash them after use

A new publication from researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney advises daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2. Cloth masks must be washed daily at high temperatures to be protective against infection, a new analysis from the Kirby Institute at UNSW […]

Giving thanks in 2020

Giving thanks in 2020

Come Monday, we will  observe Thanksgiving , mindful of the fact that we are still in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.                                                                        Thanksgiving 2020 will not  be the same as in previous years as we make the necessary adjustment to the ” new normal.” Yet we have a lot to be thankful for. […]

Will Trump be allowed to remain in power, if he loses the election?

Will Trump be allowed to remain in power, if he loses the election?

By Carlton Joseph Last Monday, United States President Donald Trump decided to leave the hospital to which he was admitted on Friday, and have a motorcade from one entrance of the building to another, using his “illness” as a political campaign rally and photo op, while putting his supporters at risk of catching and spreading […]

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